Information added between ==Sources== and <references /> in GEDCOM imported profiles.

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I often see this in profiles, like in this example. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Hache-30

Can we move <references /> directly  below ==Sources== without making a mess?

in WikiTree Help by Gisèle Cormier G2G6 Mach 3 (32.8k points)

3 Answers

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In this case, yes you can move it up under ==Sources== without causing any issues.
by Steven Harris G2G6 Pilot (507k points)
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Wikitree has undergone several style changes. That particular profile was created in 2011:

Hache-30 created 13 Aug 2011

This issue comes up in the suggestion report and should be modified so that the <references /> tag is directly below the Sources heading.
by Lucy Selvaggio-Diaz G2G6 Pilot (539k points)

But I don't check the locations of <references /> tag. 

It should be after sources, but due to a style in 2011 there are many profiles, where it is not. And due to a number of them, and just cosmetic importance, it probably never will become a suggestion. I might program EditBOT to do that on the fly.

That'll create zillions of 868s.

A lot of existing 868s were created by somebody moving the <references /> tag, so hiding a footnote in a profile that previously worked.

And as you say, it's purely cosmetic, except in many cases, the result isn't even prettier.
I thought programming EditBot to do that would actually be a good idea. It's one of those changes that I like to fix.

Are 868s harder to fix than normal errors?
Flying EditBot, very cool.  Who would win? Flying Editbot or Superman.
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There are videos explaining reference tags and related suggestions in the Data Doctors Video Library.

Please see the announcement: Data Doctors Proudly Presents

Hope this helps.

And the <references /> tag should always be directly under the Sources heading as you will see.  It cleans up the references, won't make a mess!

by Sheryl Moore G2G6 Mach 9 (92.9k points)

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